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06 FEBRUARY 2014

The Twelve Basic Principles of Animation

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12 principles of animation • 1930sanimation • animation principles • anticipationappeal • Arcs • character animation • character appeal • computer animationdesign principlesdesign rules • emotional timing • Exaggeration • Follow through and overlapping action • Frank Thomas • hand-drawn animation • laws of physics • meaningfull transitions • motion graphics • Ollie Johnston • perceptual organisation • physical animation • pictorial systems • realistic animation • Secondary action • Slow in and slow out • Solid drawing • squash and stretch • staging • Straight ahead action and pose to pose • Timing • Twelve Basic Principles of Animation • visual communicationvisual ruleWalt Disney Studios

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Liam Birtles
03 JANUARY 2013

Monsters University: Pixar parody of college recruitment ads

"This is delightful: a campaign by Pixar for its upcoming film Monsters University that spoofs those wonderfully cheesy college–recruitment ads that air during NCAA sporting events. The spot below, which ran during this week's Rose Bowl telecast, promotes the movie's eponymous institution and imitates the source material perfectly, from the tagline ('Image you at MU') to the awkwardly saccharine student testimonials. The whole spot is nicely paced ahead of the amusing reveal halfway through. (The realism of the animation helps a ton, too, and is its own best marketing for the film.) The website, monstersuniversity.com/edu, is quite brilliantly done as well. The 'Student Policies' section is particularly inspired. On the issue of 'Basic Monster Respect,' it offers this advice: 'All monsters are unique – by heritage, number of appendages, or simply number of eyes – and all monsters deserve respect.' Pets, it should be noted, are not allowed on campus, 'with the exception of seeing–eye snakes.'"

(Tim Nudd, 03 January 2013, Adweek)

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20133D animationAdweekanimationcampus • campus life • character animationcollege • college recruitment • conventional universitiesfake university • film marketing • fraternityfreshmenhumourhyperbolemonster • Monsters University • movieparody • Pixar • promotional materialpromotional video • saccharine • satirical illustrationspoof • student admissions • student enthusiasm • student testimonials • student viewsstudentsuniversity • university campus • university education • university recruitment • university students

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Simon Perkins
20 NOVEMBER 2012

Dumb Ways to Die ad becomes surprise hit

"'Set fire to your hair, poke a stick at a grizzly bear ... Dumb ways to die ... dumb ways to die–ie–ie.' If the chorus isn't stuck in your head, it will be soon. Melbourne Metro Trains' darkly cute – and irksomely catchy – new ad for transport safety has gone viral, notching up a whopping 4.2 million YouTube views in less than a week. And nobody is more stunned by its success than the man behind the music, Sydneysider Ollie McGill. The Cat Empire keyboards player was commissioned to write the score to accompany lyrics to the McCann Group's new ad and has watched Facebook likes, Twitter shares and YouTube hits skyrocket as word of the animated video has spread like wildfire. ... In the ad, cartoon characters meet their ends in a number of colourful, sardonic ways, including a couple of nasty mishaps on train tracks, while the sweet chorus, 'dumb ways to die ... ' is instant earworm material."

(Daisy Dumas, 19 November 2012, Fairfax New Zealand Ltd.)

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20122D animationadadvertisementanimated videoanimationAustraliabearblack humourcartooncartoon characters • catchy • character animationcomedydark comedy • darkly cute • deathdie • dumb • dumb ways to die • earworm • episodic structuregone viral • Horrible Histories • humouriTunesMcCann Groupmeet their endsMelbourne • Melbourne Metro Trains • mistakes to avoidmusic videonasty mishaps • Ollie McGill • parablepublic service announcementsafety • sardonic • songwriter • stupid deaths • The Cat Empire • traintrain station • train tracks • transport safety • Wahroonga

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Simon Perkins
08 NOVEMBER 2012

11 Second Club: unBearable

Fig.1 Victor [http://www.11secondclub.com/users/profile/22666] (2010). "unBearable", Eleven Second Club. "A teddy bear is at the centre of a dispute between a monkey and a bear". Audio taken from the feature film "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" (1987).

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11 Second Club • 20102D animationanimationbearcharacter animation • character believability • characterisationconflict • conflict animation • disputedrawing • Eleven Second Club • empathetic charactersgesturegesture studiesmonkeyperformanceshort form • teddy bear • unBearable (animation) • vignette

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Simon Perkins
24 JULY 2012

Pencil drawn evolution by Spanish production house Boolab

"boolab is a production house dedicated to motion graphics, animation (2D and 3D) and the development of other visual techniques, both traditional and cutting or bleeding edge. It came into being in 2004 within the framework of Booker, an advertising production house in the field of live–action, founded in 1996. Initially, boolab was envisaged as an in–house lab for research into new audiovisual languages, but it soon set its sights beyond the company walls. Success was not long in coming, and it rapidly developed into what it is today – a production house that is a benchmark in audiovisual innovation throughout Spain and Europe."

(Boolab)

Fig.1 Pilot: 'Evolution' – boolab, uploaded by boolab Plus 1 year ago.

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199620082D animationanimationanimator as creatorBarcelona • Boolab (production house) • character animationcreative experimentscreative practicedesign craftdrawingdrawing on paperevolution • Evolution (animation) • hand-drawnillustrationintertextualityline drawingmotion graphics • Motionographer (magazine) • pen and inkpen sketchesproduction company • production house • quick sketch • Spainstop-frame animationtraditional animationtraditional techniquesvisual communicationvisual designvisual narrativevisual simplicity

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Simon Perkins
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